2006 Chevrolet Impala SS from North America

Summary:

Stays in the shop

Faults:

Bad transmission - replaced twice.

Engine bad at 90,000 miles - the 6 cylinder went bad under warranty thank god.

Clicking noise under the dashboard now. As of today the heat doesn't work; doesn't blow or nothing.

Had shocks put on.

Bad wheel bearing twice.

Radiator went bad.

A lot of different sensors replaced.

Defrost doesn't work at all on the back glass.

I've spent a lot of $ on repairs with this car. I just so love the look & comfort, but it's killing my pocket book.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st February, 2015

21st Feb 2015, 19:58

The clicking noise was the blower motor going bad. Now that it failed completely, just replace it.

2006 Chevrolet Impala LS V6 from North America

Summary:

True GM garbage

Faults:

Transmission failure.

Tie-rods.

Electrical system.

Water pump.

Head gasket.

A/C compressor.

Power windows.

Power steering.

Alternator.

General Comments:

This thing has been a complete nightmare since it hit 60,000 miles.

This car is not safe; the tie-rod failure and the power steering failure could have killed someone if I had been going at high speeds.

The transmission has never been right, even though it's been back to the dealership half a dozen times to have the "computer reset".

The odometer displayed ERROR a few months ago and now I don't know the exact miles of this lemon.

GM should be ashamed of this piece of garbage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd November, 2014

2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9 from North America

Summary:

It's not a lemon, but the transmission has never been right.

Faults:

The transmission has never shifted right, and the dealers have never been able to determine why. Now that it is out of warranty, it is slipping more often and more severely. Like my last two GM cars, I'll probably have to replace the transmission soon. The engines in these cars are great, but the transmissions are too light to match the power (per a trusted, certified mechanic with 40 years of experience).

General Comments:

I had a 2001 Impala LS, which is the reason I bought my 2006 Impala LTZ. The quality has gone down slightly, and the fuel economy has dropped.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th January, 2011

2006 Chevrolet Impala from North America

Summary:

This car is a lemon

Faults:

Outer tie rod end.

Front end.

Power steering pump.

Idler.

Ignition switch.

Electrical problems.

2 front end alignments.

Complete transmission.

Water pump.

Got 75,000 extended warranty when purchased. Started using oil between changes at 70,000 miles, dealer said to bring the car to them for changing oil, so they can actually monitor the consumption. Took it to the dealer for an oil change at 73,000 miles, they said the oil sending unit is possibly leaking. They did not remove the exhaust manifold to inspect, they ordered a sending unit, returned for next oil change at 77000 miles and 1 quart low, they replaced the sending unit, but the oil filter housing is cracked, and they say it is no longer under warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th January, 2011

2006 Chevrolet Impala LS from North America

Summary:

Nice car if they would fix the steering, rear defroster and improve the distance on the remote start

Faults:

Rear Defroster quit working.

Remote start doesn't work from a very far distance.

Intermediate shaft went bad on the steering.

Rotors warp fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th December, 2010

29th Dec 2010, 20:45

The Intermediate Steering Shaft problem has been going on since the 2000 model Impala rolled off the assembly line. You have a 2006 Impala. Why has the problem continued and not fixed permanently? GM was supposed to have a new and revised steering shaft, that was supposed to cure this problem.

The Impala steering problem does not just involve the intermediate steering shaft. I have had steering problems on my 2003 Impala LS. During my ownership and 30,000 miles, I have been through three rack and pinion steering shafts on the front end. The rack and pinions seem to last two and a half years, and then they leak all of the fluid. After the fluid leaks out, the steering is harder to turn, squeaks when turning and clunks. The rack and pinion is a very poor design on these cars, and I have never replaced any rack and pinion units on any car owned until at least 100,000 miles. No more GM cars for me; they are poorly made.